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Watch: That Grape Juice Interviews Ciara

Easily one of this generation’s greatest stage blazers, Ciara has achieved such status in just eight years. It’s a window which has seen the singer serve up countless hits, yet a window that hasn’t been without its hardships.

Now back and on the cusp of releasing her fifth studio album ‘One Woman Army’, the 27 year old sat down with That Grape Juice for her most revealing interview yet.

Ever keen to ask the questions really want answers to, Patrick B quizzed the star on ‘One Woman Army’, the drama surrounding her last project ‘Basic Instinct’, changing labels, fellow female stars such as Rihanna, Beyonce, and Janet Jackson, and a whole lot more!

Hit ‘PLAY’ above and, as usual, let us know what you think below!

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Ciara’s ‘One Woman Army’ arrives in stores early next year, while current singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Got Me Good’ are available to buy on iTunes now.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    ThatGrapefruitJuice says:
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    Lol, lmao, Sammy is that you? You diva you :) :)) :))).

    Nice interview, Love CiCi.

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    remy Replied:

    That’s Patrick

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    ThatGrapefruitJuice Replied:

    Oh, Patricia! k cool.

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    r u for real Replied:

    ciara yes yes yes. but i need girl to find a new saying other than ‘swag’…

    patrick killed me with the ‘between your thighs’ rap hahah

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    JAZMINE SULLIVANS FAN Replied:

    Patsy actually is Samantha!
    Next!

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    terry williams Replied:

    its ciara moment cant wait for the album i luv everthing about her….pretty gurl swag

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook! says:
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    Ciara deserves it this time around! She deserves to break out and solidify her legend. “Sorry” was a great record, but sadly it didn’t get a shine yet. “Got Me Good” is not getting the shine it deserves either! I’m not sure why, but she NEEDS it! The feature with Nicki is a good look and hopefully will boost her a bit! She deserves it! Now, Ciara is gonna rap too! She’s trying everything! LOVE this intereview and I hope she hits #1!

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    Pause. Replied:

    Pause. “Sorry” like any other R&B song is moving at a glacier pace. R&B is dead! Secondly, GMG JUST got released to radio lets week. So calm dwn lol. The stans got this.

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    MemeMe Replied:

    R&B is DEAD? That’s funny, I listen to R&B all day and hear Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Angie Stone, Elle Varner, Vivian Green and the list goes on except for your girl. And this is a station in Los Angeles…..SMH “Sorry” is DEAD

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    remy says:
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    TGJ is killing the game

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    Sam Fan Replied:

    I agree!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook! says:
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    She needs to stop saying “swag” and “swaggy”. She sounds like a white girl to me though, is she mixed?

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    FAF Replied:

    Girl, no…….. Ciara is black as they come from the “A” … DEAD @ “is she mixed?”

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    Josh Replied:

    are you saying she sounds white because she’s articulate. Not all Black girls sound like hoodtrash. but thanks for trying.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Blaze says:
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    She so classy Yet so funny and pretty!!!!!!!! “Sorry” is a slow burner Its its climbing urban radio EVERYDAY! Got me good is sent to raido the Dec 4 (was changed) I think she will be fine this ERA! Such a talented young lady I’m so glad she does not have to resort to talking bout sex and her p**** in a interview for people to like her

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    Pause. Replied:

    GMG was sent to Rhythmic last week (and has the top adds since then) . And it goes to mainstream on the 4th.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Beauty&ABeat says:
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    i have to admit. TGJ are doing the damn thing. Like seriously, this is no shade to the other blogs but I can sense you dudes are blazing a trail and i’m really excited about it for you.

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    Sam Replied:

    Thank you!

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    FAF Replied:

    Yes b**** ! Sam is slaying ! f*** OUTTA HERE w/ THEM OTHER BLOGS !

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    WaitUrTurn88 says:
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    BISH U BETTER SAY RIRI IS DOPE!!!!…….U DONT WANT HER TO DRAG THAT ASS AGAIN!!!

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    Blaze Replied:

    That explains why rihanna was in the toilet most of the night at the MET gala when ciara was there *giggles* Trust Rihgoat you wouldn’t see me on off the stage Oh the shade… Then rih apologized knew that ass bout to be whipped

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    Pause. Replied:

    b**** she meant “dope” as in “dope head” sit dwn b****!

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    FAF Replied:

    ^ DEATH

    and are u forgetting RiYAWNa apologized to her.. ? :) KI !!!!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    Jay Jay says:
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    Good interview!!! Love CiCi

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    kiopo says:
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    I love her!! Thanks for that interview!! Will be buying OWA!!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Dossome says:
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    Haven’t heard the interview yet but from the article,it seems you asked her about beyonce as usual,only this time you included janet and rihanna ;)

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  • November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    kiki says:
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    AMAZING INTERVIEW THANK YOUUUUU

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  • November 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    SeeSeeCC says:
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    I love this interview! Definitely got some new tea from Ciara. I can’t wait until OWA is officially in stores.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    jayyd says:
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    Someone needs to ask her about Overdose!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    j says:
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    yes CICI !!!!! YOU GOT ME GOOD

    2013 – BEYONCE – CIARA – LADY GAGA – CANT f****** WAIT

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    An0thrDream Replied:

    YES! The Year of *TRUE TALENT*

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    Really Replied:

    Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa the “Year Of Tue Talent” and you mention Ciara. You must be piff puffing that Molly. This girl cannot sing.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    An0thrDream says:
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    Yes!!! Love Ciara!!! Such an amazing human being!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Aloys234 says:
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    Ill take it from here everyone..
    What ever happened to the highlights? And I’m not referring to anyone’s hair dont’s (that being Ciara’s 15month long weave) NO! referring to the 15mins long vid? Anyways I managed to get as far as Ciara referring to something as ‘super swaggy’ u don’t say stuff like that.. Like that! Talk about murder two words.
    Tell ur boy less theatrics and all round ‘look at me I’m a fan, look at me’ thing he’s doing, it’s only Ciara, washed up since she did that video w J.T face it!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Diva says:
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    Ciara’s 15 minutes were accidentally stretched to an hour. That hour was up 5 years ago. Goodbye Ciara.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    wrinkle flop ora says:
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    LA Reid is too consumed with Avril Lavine, Karmin and Cher. Plus, he got that lucrative gig on xfactor. CIARA IS FINISHED AND LA WILL LET HER DROP. He has already been fired, he will not lose his job for this generic girl. She must face it. She is not an artist. She can dance, but she is not an artist. She does not make music that masses want, and in todays music industry, there is no room for ANYONE WHO IS NOT PREPARED TO BE ARTIST. As RNB is over, these black artist have no where to hide. I have just peeped the itunes 200 chart. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE CIARA SONG ON THE LIST. SHE IS OVER AND SHOULD DO LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA OR ANY OTHER REALITY SHOW.

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    An0thrDream Replied:

    WOW STOP RIGHT THERE!

    Educate yourself. Your saying ciara is an unprepared artist? Thats why she’s been in the game and RELEVANT for 8 years now!?

    She may not be racking up number 1′s but she sure is keeping up – Ride reached #1 on Urban charts and #2 on R&B – not to mention it’s 50million views

    I along with the rest of her fans wanna see her get back to the spot of Goodies/Evolution but she brought it in with Love Sex Magic and then kept it going with Ride – SORRY isnt letting up

    She’s an innovator who pushes the envelope visually AND musically – check her performances – YOUR fave cant keep up w/that. PERIOD. L.A. Reid has a future icon in his grasp – you come on here HATING b/c you know what ciara’s potential is and you fear her future take-over

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  • November 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    Christina Aguilera says:
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    One Woman Army will sell less than Lotus! I predict 14k. And you will deal!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    Carl says:
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    Good Interview, Patrick was in fanboy mode lol, Didn’t Cici say the album is coming out in winter, so does that mean this year? I hope GMG turns into a hit randomly, its what she deserves :(

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  • November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    ElChica says:
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    I feel like Ciara should just do a bunch of solid R&B midtempos and then do some dance pop songs. I mean i like her urban swagged out songs and what not but they don’t appeal to the mainstream music scene that buy music. But her R&B midtempos and dance pop songs perform moderately to really well. Promise, Ride, Like A Boy, Never Ever, Can’t Leave Em Alone all performed well and on the R&B charts got her awards and noms. 1,2 Step, Goodies, LSM, Get UP performed extremely well and got her awards and noms. She needs to stick to Midtempo R&B and Dance songs that’s her area of prosperity. She got lucky with “Oh” because it follwed to successful singles and a decent listen for mainstream pop auidence but Songs like Gimme Dat, That’s Right are too urban Got me Good is on the boderline of being too urban we will see how it fairs but on youtube the video views are lagging as is the listening auidence while Sorry is still getting more attention despite being out 6 weeks longer.

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    KERI HILSON'S 100% SYNTHETIC BLONDE SHORT CUT WIG FOUND ON FLOOR OF PETSMART PET GROOMING STAFF BREAK AREA Replied:

    I agree. As much as people hate it, I don’t think “dance music” is going to go away. Midtempo songs can be played on the radio consistently. Ciara would be wise to heed your advice. She can save the “urban swag I’m a BADD chick” songs for her mixtapes.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    CCFan007 says:
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    Great interview! Ciara is so sweet <3 her to death :)

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  • November 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Navy Sailor!!!! says:
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    I wish y’all would stop trying to make this girl happen. She lost her fanbase years ago, and the white folks sure aint buying her crap!!! Go to college Ciara! Learn a trade, make a fitness DVD, record an Unsung documentary or SOMETHING! You are finished!!!

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  • November 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    BEYONCE'S WEAVE says:
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    C squad,

    Buy your copy of Unapologetic on ITunes, Amazon and all major retailers.

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    HouseOfSex(ScorpioBabee) Replied:

    that f***** up cd nah I will be bootlegging it off youtube and that’s if Im in the mood

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  • November 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    Sexy swift says:
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    Ciara is certainly the queen of irrelevancy

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  • November 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    HouseOfSex(ScorpioBabee) says:
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    Great interview TGJ and CiCi and love your performance yesterday @the Key Club to all of her fans if you want to see the show>>>>>>>>>>>> Go to her twitter page and click on Lisa Ellis tweet she has the link. #OWA can’t wait for this one :)

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  • November 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    Kyle says:
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    She will always have my respect because you can just tell that she is passionate about her craft. She loves talking about her music and she always has her hands all over everything that she puts out. I will be buying this album when it comes out. It’s sad what happened with her “Basic Instinct” album because I thought the music on it was hot. Her and The-Dream work good together IMO. Anyway, I am excited to hear what she is cooking up with this album. And Ciara, please stop saying “swaggy.”

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    KERI HILSON'S 100% SYNTHETIC BLONDE SHORT CUT WIG FOUND ON FLOOR OF PETSMART PET GROOMING STAFF BREAK AREA Replied:

    The Dream needs to stay FAR FAR away from Ciara. He’s given her two flop albums and counting.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    GAVINLUVBEYONCE says:
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    R&B IS DEAD..Ciara needs to evolve as an artist… she should mix her crunk roots with Pop and own that type of music.. it’s all about being innovative… Beyonce always says she competes with herself… thats cuz Beyonce is King B and str8 running the world like the royalty she is. Ciara is talented so i expect greatness. Anybody that knows how to put on a great show like Beyonce deserves to be respected.. Beyonce ups the standards so high, so i understand why it’s hard to keep up.

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  • November 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Kandice says:
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    Harpo, who dis woman?

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  • November 21, 2012 at 12:22 am
    cocobutta says:
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    Fun and original interview (except the word n name bit)
    Patrick’s matrix aka Matrix remix had me in stitches.

    Ciara loves hyped up energy records.
    Can tell as she all about that swaggu.

    Glad she’s excited cus that’s the part that’s been missing for me last couple album.

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  • November 21, 2012 at 1:30 am
    Merril Owns says:
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    I used to love her so much.She just seems so bland like nothing exciting.

    Merril Owns Ft. Ryan Anthony – Murder http://youtu.be/Q9TAC6rbT04

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  • November 21, 2012 at 6:46 am
    twitter.com/essence_of_sean says:
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    Lol Janet Jackson always pays her dust

    Beyonce doesn’t know her… anymore

    Rihanna read her down on twitter!

    Lol sighs

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  • November 21, 2012 at 8:12 am
    Dasani says:
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    Ciara is such a weak artist. Her voice is so frail, her music pretty much sucks consistently and her personality is so fake. What ever happened with her new music/videos? Exactly. No ones interested!

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  • November 21, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Ken Jay Capone says:
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    I must admit i was a bigger fan with her first two albums. Evolution is such a classic. But the simple fact that she is TRULY promoting this latest album OWA is making all the difference for me. idc how many times people say R&B is dead. Real music fans know that R&B will always live, it has too much history. Idk why people think you HAVE to conform to something or certain style jusy because everyone else is doing it. She would be FAKE if she did anything other than what her heart tells her. So my PROPS to Ciara. i hope this album is everything and more for you

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  • November 21, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Soul Sister says:
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    What she really wanted to say was… Rihanna? b****. aha.

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  • November 21, 2012 at 10:12 am
    lulu says:
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    I like Ciara because she seems really nice and humble, but Patrick needs to quit with that outfit he’s wearing and ass kissing- “Nobody does it like you.”

    Actually her name is Beyonce and she does it like CiCi and sings LIVE, and does not lipsync. If Ciara sang live instead of lipsyncing I’d give her more credit and the only content of this post would have been Patrick’s outift..

    Remember to pick up Brandy’s Two Eleven, Alicia Keys “Girl on Fire” and Keyshia Cole’s Woman to Woman.

    P.S. I like how she didn’t shade Rihanna even though Rihanna talked ish on her in the past. I liek you CiCi, I may have to get your album now.. lol

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    zzzzg Replied:

    Rihanna never said anything negative about Ciara. Ciara started it on some TV show.She is bitter about Rihanna’s success. Ciara has dissed Rihanna so she will never sell as much records as RiRi. Ciara has no original bone in her body. People are sick of the Janet Jackson wannabe.

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    CHUDDS Replied:

    Right I definitely remember Ciara shading Rih on…was it The Fashion Police? Ciara wasn’t even on Rih’s radar. Flop b****.

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  • November 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    KERI HILSON'S 100% SYNTHETIC BLONDE SHORT CUT WIG FOUND ON FLOOR OF PETSMART PET GROOMING STAFF BREAK AREA says:
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    I always thought she was a bit “boring,” but she actually seems very interesting and articulate in this interview so I’m surprised. I love the blonde tones in her hair.

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  • November 23, 2012 at 7:46 am
    JAKE says:
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    GO CIARA

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  • November 23, 2012 at 9:21 am
    Islands calling ( I'mherefortruth) says:
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    Love Cici. Super swagged out! Love how she hesitated then told the truth about junkie s*** ‘dope’ now you know she meant the substance that time.

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  • November 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    YES says:
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    yes yes

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  • November 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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    Cosmo says:
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    Lmao this interview & post was a flop. No one gives a f*** about Ciara, and I mean NO ONE! Oh yeah other than y’all blog faggots. This b**** is IRRELEVANT in the real world. Now how you doinnn?

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    BOB Replied:

    YOUR MOM IS IRRELEVANT AND SHOULD HAVE HAD AN ABORTION. HATIN ASS HOE HAVE SEVERAL SEATS

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  • November 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    LittleJohnny says:
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    Love Ciara!! She looks so damn good with that blond hair !!

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  • November 25, 2012 at 8:25 am
    Terry says:
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    You know what I can’t! I simply cannot! This exclusive interview has been up for how long? Ciara baby you are done sweetheart, I’m sorry boo but, how the f*** does an exclusive interview with a mainstream singer get slayed by a simple Tweet from Rihanna?b**** you are done! All that s*** about having a number 1 album is for the birds. Rihanna has outsold all her contemporaries every single one of them. Why the f*** would she be bothered. Ciara came out before Rihanna and is still an opening act despite her ability it’s sad but the C squad, all 37k of you will have to deal! I cannot with Ciara Stan’s coming for Rihanna. You remember when this “post op” b**** was talking about building a brand outside if selling albums and making 200 million like Madonna. She is just sad!

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    CHUDDS Replied:

    This post doesn’t even have 100 comments yet… DEAD. It doesn’t even have 70 after how many days? Lol.

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  • November 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm
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    Love me some CiCi I’m sorry not a fan of male queens so the interviewer was kinda annoying but thats just my opinion I just want her to win because its enough room for all black girls to succeed not sure why she fell off though anyways spread love and positive energy Black Girl Rock

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  • November 26, 2012 at 11:02 am
    CCFan007 says:
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    #OWA baby! Can’t wait to see this vh1 divas performance… haters stay pressed :D

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  • December 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Josh says:
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    I bet Ciara is a freak in the bedroom. Like her song, I bet she would climb on top and ride all night long. She can ride me anything she wants.

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  • December 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    Roll Dog says:
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    Ciara is a sexy woman.

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  • January 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    @radiofootage says:
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    Why does she sound like a white woman?

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  • January 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    lexi says:
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    i think ciara probably is that she is just not hungry. she should have been putting out mixtapes and performing anywhere she could to keep her name out their. she needs to realize no one is checking for her so she has to make them check. ciara get it together, but from what i am seeing your new single aren’t really doing much.

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  • January 12, 2013 at 2:58 am
    Jessica says:
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    Her and Nicki’s song “I’m Legit” is this s***

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  • January 30, 2013 at 1:17 am
    Josh says:
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    the interviewer talks quite a bit just as a constructive criitism. I like that Ciara has not let the biz make her bitter. she still has a sunny disposition

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